Kate joined Middlesex University as a Visiting Lecturer in 2006, becoming a permanent member of faculty in 2007. During her time at Middlesex, her teaching has included: Humphrey technique, Dance Science, Fitness for Dance, Pilates, Teaching Dance Technique, and she was previously Programme Leader for BA Dance Performance and the Dance timetable co-ordinator.
Kate trained at London Studio Centre and Millennium Dance 2000, and has danced professionally in David Bintley’s Samson et Dalila at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), trade shows in the UK and Europe, and now specialises in the technique and work of Doris Humphrey. Kate became a Humphrey-based technique teacher under the guidance of Lesley Main, later developed with respective Humphrey/Weidman/Limon specialists Gail Corbin, Deborah Carr and Jim May in the USA. In 2009, she was awarded the Lisa Ullmann scholarship to return to the Doris Humphrey Society in Chicago USA, and in 2011 completed Teaching Contemporary Limon with Alan Danielson and Geraldine Cardiel, of the Limon Institute.
Kate holds a Professional Diploma in Performance from Millennium Dance 2000, BA Hons Dance (Science) from Middlesex University, PGCHE from Middlesex University, MSc Dance Science from the University of Wolverhampton, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kate is also a qualified Pilates teacher (Pilates Foundation: The Place) and Exercise to Music instructor (YMCA). Her reseach interests are in enhancing dancers health, fitness and performance enhancement, and she developed the Dance Fitness Indicator (DFI).
MSc Dance Science
BA Hons Dance (Science)
Professional Diploma Performance
Pilates Foundation Matwork Teachers Certificate
Exercise to Music Instructor Certificate
Learning & Teaching Interests
General teaching and learning interests encompass:
Humphrey-based dance technique
Teaching Dance Technique
Fitness for Dance/Pilates
Dance Science Research Project Supervision
Research Outputs & Interests
Development of the Dance Fitness Indicator (DFI)
Enhancing dancers’ health, fitness and performance
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Engagement & Impact
Board Member and Trustee:
The Doris Humphrey Foundation UK (www.dorishumphreyfoundationuk.co.uk)
International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)